- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Deputy Director, Institute for the Environment, University of Arizona
- Director, Climate Adaptation and International Development Institute for the Environment, University of Arizona
- Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona
- Faculty, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Global Change, University of Arizona
- Faculty, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, University of Arizona
James (Jim) Buizer is Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Founding Director of the Climate Adaptation and International Development Program in the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona.
Prior to joining the University of Arizona in 2011, Jim was Senior Science Policy Advisor to Arizona State University (ASU) President Michael Crow and Executive Director for Strategic Institutional Advancement in the Office of the President, where he led the design and establishment of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and its School of Sustainability, launched fall 2006. He also held an appointment as Professor of Practice in Climate Adaptation Policy & Institutional Design in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
Prior to ASU, Jim served as Director of the Climate and Societal Interactions Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for designing and leading NOAA's integrated, multidisciplinary research and applications program positioned at the climate and societal interface, including the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), among others.
Jim serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment; as Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of Second Nature, and Member of the Board on Global Strategies of the American Meteorological Society, and Lead Author, International Chapter, Fourth National Climate Assessment. He is an Affiliate Scholar of the ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.
Buizer co-teaches a graduate seminar and practicum on the U.S. National Climate Assessment ad Climate Adaptation.
- MMA, Marine Affairs, University of Washington
- BS, Oceanography, University of Washington
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Intergrative Program in Administration, Graduate School of Business, University of Washington
Buizer, J. L., K. Dow, M. E. Black, K. L. Jacobs, A. Waple, R. H. Moss, S. Moser, A. Luers, D. I. Gustafson, T. C. Richmond, S. L. Hays and C. B. Field. 2016. Building a sustained climate assessment process. Climatic Change 135(1):23-37. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1501-4. (link )
Buizer, J., K. Jacobs and D. Cash. 2016. Making short-term climate forecasts useful: Linking science and action. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(17):4597-4602. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0900518107. (link )
Hart, D. D., J. L. Buizer, J. A. Foley, L. E. Gilbert, L. Graumlich, A. R. Kapuscinksi, J. G. Kramer, M. A. Palmer, D. R. Peart and L. Silka. 2016. Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 4:Art 90. DOI: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000090. (link )
Jacobs, K., L. Lebel, J. Buizer, L. Addams, P. Matson, E. McCullough, P. Garden, G. Saliba and T. Finan. 2016. Linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable water-resources management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(17):4591-4596. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0813125107. (link )
Moser, S. C., J. M. Melillo, K. L. Jacobs, R. H. Moss and J. L. Buizer. 2016. Aspirations and common tensions: Larger lessons from the third US national climate assessment. Climatic Change 135(1):187-201. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1530-z. (link )
Jacobs, K. L. and J. L. Buizer. 2015. Building community, credibility and knowledge: The third US National Climate Assessment. Climatic Change 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1445-8. (link )
van der Leeuw, S. E., A. Wiek, J. Harlow and J. L. Buizer. 2012. How much time do we have? Urgency and rhetoric in sustainability science. Sustainability Science 7(Supplement 1):115-120. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-011-0153-1. (link )
Wheeler, Q. D., S. Knapp, D. W. Stevenson, S. D. Blum, R. M. Boom, G. G. Borisy, J. L. Buizer, M. R. De Carvalho, A. Cibrian, M. J. Donoghue, V. Doyle, E. M. Gerson, C. H. Graham, P. Graves, S. J. Graves, R. P. Guralnick, A. L. Hamilton, J. Hanken, W. Law, D. L. Lipscomb, T. E. Lovejoy, H. Miller, S. J. Miller, S. Naeem, M. J. Novacek, L. M. Page, N. I. Platnick, H. Porter-Morgan, P. H. Raven, M. A. Solis, A. G. Valdecasas, S. E. van der Leeuw, A. Vasco, N. Vermeulen, J. Vogel, R. L. Walls, E. O. Wilson and J. B. Woolley. 2012. Mapping the biosphere: Exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(1):1-20. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2012.665095. (link )
Jacobs, K., G. Garfin and J. Buizer. 2009. The science-policy interface: Experience of a workshop for climate change researchers and water managers. Science and Public Policy 36(10):791-798. DOI: 10.3152/030234209X481969. (link )
Garfin, G., K. Jacobs and J. Buizer. 2008. Beyond brainstorming: Exploring climate change adaptation strategies. EOS 89(25):227. DOI: 10.1029/2008EO250007. (link )
Jacobs, K. L. and J. L. Buizer. 2016. Foreword. Pp. xiii-xviii In: Parris, A. S., G. M. Garfin, K. Dow, R. M. Meyer and S. L. Close eds., Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-47479-2.
Hall, J. A., M. Blair, J. L. Buizer, D. I. Gustafson, B. Holland, S. C. Moser and A. M. Waple. 2014. Sustained assessment: A new vision for future U.S. assessments. Pp. 719-726 In: Melillo, J. M., T. Richmond and G. W. Yohe eds., Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program. DOI: 10.7930/J000001G. (link )
Jacoby, H. D., A. C. Janetos, R. Birdsey, J. Buizer, K. Calvin, F. de la Chesnaye, D. Schimel, I. Sue Wing, R. Detchon, J. Edmonds, L. Russell and J. West. 2014. Mitigation. Pp. 648-669 In: Melillo, J. M., T. Richmond and G. W. Yohe eds., Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program. DOI: 10.7930/J0C8276J.. (link )
White, D. D., R. Quay, D. B. Ferguson, J. L. Buizer, Z. Guido and N. Chhetri. 2013. Linking climate change science and adaptation policy at the community scale through anticipatory governance: A review of concepts with application to Arizona communities. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
Jacobs, K. L., J. L. Buizer and D. Cash. 2008. Making short-term climate forecasts useful: Linking science and action. April 2008 Invited Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Chapter, to be presented at a National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium, Washington, DC.
Jacobs, K. L., L. Lebel, J. L. Buizer, L. Addams, P. Matson, E. McCullough, P. Garden, G. Saliba and T. Finan. 2008. Linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable water resources management. April 2008 Invited Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Chapter, National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium, Washington, DC.
Buizer, J. L. 2005. Urban systems research: A neglected agenda. Presented at April 7, 2005 Remaking Metropolis: Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape, Tempe, AZ.
Garfin, G., K. Jacobs and J. Buizer. 2009. Climate change adaptation lessons from the land of dry heat. Pp. 53-57 In: Webb, R. M. and D. Semmens eds., Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. (link )
Rahman, T., J. L. Buizer and Z. Guido. 2015. Economic Valuation of Seasonal Forecast Information Service in Jamaica, 2014-2015. Engility Corporation.
Guido, Z., J. Buizer, T. Finan, S. Gavin, L. Gerlak, A. Goddard, C. Greene, R. Johnson, D. Liverman, S. Mason and A. Munoz. 2014. An International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) Caribbean Workshop Report: Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (link )
Buizer, J. L., P. Fleming, S. L. Hays, K. Dow, C. B. Field, D. Gustafson, A. Luers and R. H. Moss. 2013. Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process. National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. (link )
Buizer, J. L., N. Beller-Simms, K. L. Jacobs, B. Bentzin, E. Shea, R. Anderson and M. Roy. 2009. Planning Integrated Research for Decision Support for Climate Adaptation and Water Management: A Focus on Desert and Coastal Cities,. Arizona State University. (link )